SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - We woke up to dense fog along the Santa Barbara South Coast on Monday and chilly temperatures in the Santa Ynez Valley and inland areas of San Luis Obispo County. Most of the fog should dissipate by the late morning or early afternoon hours. We should mostly clear skies later today, with highs reaching the mid-70s along the coast to low-80s in the Santa Ynez Valley and near Paso Robles.
Our mild weather pattern should continue for the early part of this week. A low pressure system over Southern California will keep our temperatures near average. Onshore flow makes a return as we should continue to see morning fog and low clouds over coastal areas early this week.
By late this week, high pressure will build over California and offshore flow will return, leading to fewer clouds, dryer air and warmer temperatures. Expect highs to jump 5-10 degrees by Friday. We could see a weak to moderate Santa Ana wind event in Ventura County late this week, though winds should be calmer than they were during last week's blustery Santa Ana event.